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Five TV shows that found many takers in 2020

After many years, TV audiences hit an all-time high as people crowded in front of their TVs during the coronavirus-induced lockdown. While many old shows (read Doordarshan shows) have made a comeback, new and existing shows have also had many takers.

Take a look back at five television shows that have found many takers this year.


Anupamaa airs on Star Plus. (Photo: RP)

When Star Plus announced the remake of the popular Bengali show Sreemoyee, many expected it to be another saas-bahu saga. Rupali Ganguly’s comeback project surprised everyone, however, and slowly became a favorite. While it was originally scheduled to launch in March, the pandemic caused by the coronavirus has prompted manufacturers to postpone the launch. After filming resumed in Mumbai, Anupamaa finally aired on July 13. The show shows how a woman, who lost her identity fighting for her husband and family for years, finally finds the courage to live for herself. While Ganguly stars as the lead, Sudhanshu Pandey plays her husband Vanraj, who despises his wife and even has an affair behind her back. Besides being an inspiring story for many women, the performance of the cast also played a big role in the success of the series.

Single Dad Ki Dulhan

simple daddy ki dulhan Mere Dad Ki Dulhan aired on Sony TV. (Photo: Deeya Singh / Instagram)

If anyone tells you TV writers don’t work hard, show them one of the Mere Dad Ki Dulhan episodes. Without any excessive drama, the series portrays the life of a widower Ambar (Varun Badola), whose life revolves around his daughter (Anjali Tatrari). While the young girl has her own aspirations, she is too attached to her father to move. It is after the arrival of their new tenant Guneet (Shweta Tiwari) that their life changes completely as Ambar falls in love with her. With all manner of illogical shows on the air, viewers are definitely missing Mere Dad Ki Dulhann’s presence on TV.

Babu lawyer

babu lawyer Avocado Babu is broadcast on Colors. (Photo: public relations document)

Amid all the love stories and daily soap operas, this period drama starring Aura Bhatnagar as Bondita was a happy surprise. Based in the Bengal era before independence, Barrister Babu attempts to challenge blind beliefs that have been followed for centuries. What is most appealing is that these pertinent questions are asked by a young child rather than a bahu holier than you who face the world in a devi avatar.

Kundali Bhagya

kundali bhagya Kundali Bhagya is broadcast on Zee TV. (Photo: Zee TV / Instagram)

A reviewer’s favorite, Kundali Bhagya has been at the top of the TRP’s list since its inception. This series by Shraddha Arya-Dheeraj Dhoopar has found many takers for the nok-jhok relationship between its tracks. In addition, the popularity of the main players on social networks has managed to maintain the figures of Kundali Bhagya.

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah

taarak mehta ka ooltah chashmah Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is broadcast on SAB TV. (Photo: public relations document)

Everyone needs a reason to smile, and Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah has been laughing for over 12 years. The Mumbai-based housing company sitcom also highlights the importance of secularism with families from different cultures and religions staying together in one neighborhood. The beauty of the show is also that it never had a vampire or a villain; rather, it takes up the current problems, and shows how to solve them. Recently, the Covid-19 scenario has been well received as it has not only conveyed the message to take precautions, but has also attempted to shake off the stigma attached to the disease.

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